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Dec 26, 2012 5:00am EST
stories making news. former president george h.w. bush remains in a houston hospital as doctors say his health took a turn for the worse right before christmas. the 88-year-old former president has been in the hospital since november 23 with a lingering bronchitis-like cough. he had hoped to spend the holiday at home but developed a fever. doctors are cautiously optimistic that bush will recover but want to build up his strength and balance his medications. >> wish him the best during this time. >>> it wasn't a quiet christmas day for many across the south as severe thunderstorms and tornadoes blew roofs off houses and knocked down power lines from louisiana to alabama. that storm system is moving east to georgia and the carolinas. snow and ice are the problem in the midwest. blizzard conditions hit parts of illinois, indiana, and western kentucky with the white stuff headed for the northeast later today. better be time to bundle up. >> all right. >>> and china is home to the world's largest high-speed railway. it runs more than 1,400 miles in beijing in the north to the south. it will
Dec 27, 2012 4:00am EST
situation. but look, something has changed in the politics of america. right now, george h.w. bush is very ill. he may pass on in the next couple of weeks or so. when he does, that will be the passing of the last truly national president. look at how he was elected in 1998. he won traditionally democratic as well as republican states. he was a moderate guy, a war hero. he was respected by people across the aisle. that was the last time in history you'll see that. >> that it is, president obama got a lot of votes in 2008 by a lot of votes that were not just -- >> that is so. but clinton did quite well but only because ross perot was running. very complicated. in terms of it being a national figure, someone reaching across the aisle, you haven't seen that. one of the things that h.w. did while he was in office, he he cut a budget deal raising some taxes with some republican support. >> and that's what made his legacy as a one-term president. >> and that's what killed him. but he was at that turning point when conservatives were no longer willing to accept that. conservatives didn't complain
Dec 28, 2012 6:00am EST
.c. is jimmy williams, msnbc contributor and joe watkins, republican strategist and former george h.w. bush white house aide. he was also a romney surrogate. jimmy, do you know how much msnbc pays versus cnbc? i mean is there a reason that you feel more aligned with -- what do we got to do to get you here, anyway? >> pay me more, baby. it's called capitalism. >> oh. now -- >> the democrat speaking. >> now you like capitalism, when it applies to you. okay. we got it. jimmy, can they do anything to -- between tonight -- or they can meet with the president today, and then the house gets back on sunday. do you think they can do some stripped down bill? >> i think that -- i know they can. but they won't. and the reason they won't is because speaker boehner, who i like and you and i have talked about, cannot get -- listen, if he can't get a million bucks threshold on a tax cut through his chamber, what's he going to do get $500,000? it's not going to happen. what i think is going to happen at the white house this afternoon, though, is these folks are going to come in, sit down with the president,
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